Race Day Info

The Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run presented by Live Healthy Iowa starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Register Now!

Packet pick up for the Life Point Dental Partners Kids Run takes place Friday, October 18 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. or Saturday, October 19 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. as a part of the Scheels Sports & Fitness Expo inside Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center.

The start and finish for the Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run features an out and back course organized by Live Healthy Iowa Kids along West River Drive one block east of the Iowa Event Center (by the Center Street Bridge). Kids Run Map Distances for the Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run vary based on academic grade level, however children may participate in the distance that is best suited for their personal development.

LIVE HEALTHY IOWA KIDS CHALLENGE The school with the highest percentage of their students participating (based on the school’s 2014-2015 enrollment) in the Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run presented by Live Healthy Iowa Kids will win a $500 gift card from Scheels. The monetary award will be given to the winning school’s physical education department and must be used towards wellness efforts or new playground equipment.

Grade Distance Start Time
Kindergarten and younger 1/8 mile 9:00 a.m.
1st and 2nd 1/4 mile 9:15 a.m.
3rd and 4th 1/2 mile 9:30 a.m.
5th and 6th 1 mile 9:45 a.m.

The first 1,000 participants in the Lifepoint Dental Partners Kids Run will receive a shirt, race number/bib, commemorative Iowa Games medal and participant photo from MarathonFoto.

AGE APPROPRIATE RUNNING Slightly older children still interested in participating in a running event on marathon weekend may be ready to enter in The Principal Financial Group 5K Road Race as a run/walk participant with a parent or adult guardian. Children between the ages of twelve and fourteen may even consider training for the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon. The IMT Des Moines Marathon encourages safe and proper training for any of our running events. Consult a family physician before embarking on any type of running program with your children.

The Road Runners Club of America does not recommend for a child younger than the age of fourteen to attempt completing a long distance running event such as the IMT Des Moines Marathon. Their bodies are not developed enough physically to meet the demands of this level of strenuous activity and endurance. Examples may include leg muscle development and electrolyte replacement. FUNdamentals of Youth Running

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